noun or·thop·ter \(ˈ)ȯ(r)¦thäptə(r)\

Definition of orthopter



  1. 1 :  a flying machine propelled by flapping of wings :  a mechanical bird

  2. 2 [French orthoptère, from New Latin Orthoptera] :  orthopteron

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Origin and Etymology of orthopter

French orthoptère, from orth- + -ptére (as in hélicoptère helicopter) — more at helicopter

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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